Following Wild games, Managing Editor Mike Doyle will give the Five Takeaways that he'll remember from each contest. Today, he'll look back at a 1-0 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks:
Tonight’s game between the Wild and Blackhawks had an electric atmosphere and a little bit of everything: physical play, chances, good tempo and big saves. It had everything but scoring, as goaltender Niklas Backstrom and Ray Emery battle in a goaltenders’ duel...Read more.
Tuesday's game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild came down to just two things: Who would make the first mistake, and would the team benefitting from it take advantage?
The teams battled to a 0-0 standstill late into the second period, until Chicago got the bounce it needed.
Marian Hossa intercepted a bad breakout pass by Wild defenseman Clayton Stoner, skated in all alone and beat goaltender Niklas Backstrom five-hole for his 14th marker of the season, scoring the only goal the Blackhawks would need in a 1-0 win at Xcel Energy Center... Read more